SolarPower Europe’s new Global Market Outlook report says solar PV installation increased 18% in 2020 compared to the previous year, despite COVID-19 induced lockdowns.
The South African solar PV market installed 1,313MW during 2020, broken down into 813MW of utility-scale systems and 500MW of distributed generation.
Transmission and Distribution
All business eyes are on the DMRE ministry, awaiting the gazetting of the amendment to Schedule 2 of the Electricity Regulation Act that pushes the self-generation threshold up to 100MW.
French renewable energy group GreenYellow announced the signing of a new contract to build the largest self-consumption solar power plant in Senegal for agri-food company Senico.
When President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the self-generation threshold would be raised to 100MW he was at pains to point out that municipalities would still retain a large measure of autonomy over whether this would happen in their boundaries or not.
Business and markets
The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association has welcomed Enertronica Santerno’s decision to expand its solar PV component manufacturing capacity in SA.
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The 500kWp solar installation will supply Petrichor Industries with almost a quarter of its energy needs as well as improve its resilience against frequent power outages.
Across the six Mediclinic Group hospitals, solar sites installed and managed by Moshesh Partners will have the capacity to generate approximately 4,100,000 kilowatt-hours per annum.
Every renewable megawatt—regardless of who owns it and who the offtaker is—that comes online supports our energy transition.